NAD C 558 Manual Belt-Drive Turntable with Cartridge


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SKU: C 558
Brand: NAD


Throughout our rich 45-year history, NAD Electronics has
been offering high performance turntables at unbelievably stellar prices. A
component that critical listeners can applaud for its musical quality, and one
that almost anybody can afford, the NAD C 558 is a full-featured, belt-driven
model targeted for record enthusiasts everywhere. Pre-fitted with an Ortofon
OM10 phono cartridge, the C 558 features a belt drive for maximum noise
isolation, as well as a precision AC motor with isolated AC power supply that
has universal voltage. Complimented by a glass platter with felt pad, a MDF plinth,
and a low resonance dust cover, the C 558 delivers an outstanding listening
experience unlike any other.

Sophisticated Technology

When it comes to the C 558, we have chosen to use a
sophisticated power supply that transforms the AC alternating voltage of your
wall socket into a pure DC voltage. The DC voltage is then regenerated into a
precise AC voltage that powers a precision clock motor to achieve nearly
perfect speed consistency and smoothness. The motor itself is isolated from
noise and voltage fluctuations that occur in the unfiltered AC mains that can
cause instability in the motor. The motor uses a specially developed rubber
belt that is flat ground for precision and drives a non-resonant sub platter
that is also precisely machined for smooth rotation. This sits in a brass
bearing with a hardened steel shaft. All of these parts are carefully developed
to work together to provide a remarkably stable and precise rotation of the

The C 558’s tonearm also offers a similar level of careful
engineering and development. At 9” long it offers low tracking distortion while
maintaining rigidity and low mass required to stabilize the cartridge. By allowing
VTF and Azimuth adjustment we get precise tracking with low distortion and
record wear.

The glass platter and massive plinth combine to extract all
the energy from the disc while isolating unwanted external vibration. These
details further ensure that your vinyl listening experience is truly

Quality Parts and Materials

The plinth of the C 558 is solid MDF, as opposed to the
particle board or plastic that is commonly found at this value, and is CNC
machined for precision. The C 558’s dustcover, too, is heavier than most and
made from a non-resonant Perspex with a counter-sprung hinge design that allows
the cover to remain in almost any intermediate position from open to closed.

An Experience Like No Other

Listening to vinyl records is an immersive experience. You
become as involved in the process as you do in the listening. To a much greater
degree than with digital sources, vinyl playback requires solid mechanical
accuracy to extract the music from the medium. A properly played record is a fantastic
and rewarding experience, and the NAD C 558 has everything you need to get
maximum enjoyment with minimal fuss and expense.

General Specifications

  • Nominal
  • 33/45
    rpm, manual speed change
  • Speed
  • 33rpm:
    ± < 0.50%, 45rpm: ± < 0.45%
  • Wow
    and flutter
  • 33rpm:
    ± < 0.15%, 45rpm: ± < 0.15%
  • Downforce
  • 0 – 30
    mN, 0 – 3.0 grams


  • Operation
  • Manual
  • Length
  • 230 mm
  • Overhang
  • 18 mm
  • Effective
    tonearm mass
  • 9.5 g
  • Cable
  • 150-400pF


  • Frequency
  • 20-22.000Hz
  • Output
  • 4mV
  • Tracking
    Force Recommended
  • 15mN
  • Cartridge
  • 5g
  • Stylus
  • 20μm/mN
    – elliptical

Physical Specs

  • Dimensions
    (W x H x D)
  • 435 x
    340 x 125mm
  • 17 1/8
    x 13 3/8 x 4 59/64”
  • Net
  • 5.5 kg
    (turntable) – 1.74 kg (platter)
  • Shipping
  • 8kg

Additional information

Weight 0.00000000 lbs


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